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The symptoms of sarcoidosis depend on where the granulomas are growing. However, early symptoms are often the same regardless of where the sarcoidosis is centered. These symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fever

Symptoms of sarcoidosis in the lungs include:

Symptoms of sarcoidosis that affect the skin include:

  • Sores on the cheeks, ears, and nose
  • A rash made up of red or purple bumps, usually located on the ankles or shins. The rash may be tender or warm to the touch
  • Growths underneath the skin (nodules). These occur most often around scars or tattoos
  • Areas of skin that are lighter or darker

When sarcoidosis affects the eyes, it may not cause any symptoms. However, when eye-related symptoms do occur, they can include:

  • Eye pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Severe redness